Laurence T. Himes Jr.
1945 - 2019
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Laurence T. Himes, Jr.

York Township - Laurence T. "Tip" Himes, Jr., age 74, of York, passed away surrounded by family at his home on November 11, 2019, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's.

Born May 6, 1945 in Orange, NJ, Tip was the son of the late Laurence T. and Virginia M. (Muller) Himes. He was a 1963 graduate of William Penn High School where he played football and later became part of the high school's "Football Hall of Fame". After high school, Tip went to Yale University, graduating in 1967. He then served as a First Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps with service in Vietnam. After honorable discharge from the US Marine Corps, Tip obtained his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law, graduating in 1974 and was admitted to the Bar the same year. Tip retired in 2012 as a founding partner of the law firm of Griest, Himes, Herrold, Reynosa, LLP. He was a former member of The Country Club of York and a member of the former Lafayette Club. Tip had also been a very active member of the YMCA and an ardent member of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Tip lived his life by the Golden Rule, treating others the way oneself would want to be treated, always putting himself in the other person's shoes. Many called him a "gentleman's attorney" in that he could be trusted on a handshake. He enjoyed running, gardening, and antiques. Tip would want to be remembered by his smile, his integrity, and his humor.

Tip is survived by his wife of 39 years, Cynthia J. (Scrano) Himes, who was also his faithful and loving caretaker for many years. In addition to his wife, Tip is survived by four sons, Matthew T. Himes, and his wife Ingrid Kiefer, of Los Angeles, Daniel T. Himes, and his wife, Dana, of San Diego, David H. Himes, of Myers Flat, CA, Patrick T. Himes, and his wife Barbara McCarthy, of Somerville, MA; a daughter, Catherine G. "Katie" Himes, of York; three grandchildren, Margaret Himes, Edith "Edie" Himes, and George Himes; a brother, G. Andrew Himes, of Ohio; and two sisters, Margaret "Molly" Himes, of Maryland and Martha Himes of Massachusetts.

Tip's family would like to thank Grane Hospice, Wellbrook Adult Day Care, and Paul Thorne for helping care for Tip.

A viewing will be held from 5-7:00 PM on Friday, November 15, 2019, at Kuhner Associates Funeral Directors, Inc. located at 863 S. George Street in York. Private funeral services will be held the following day. Burial will be in the New Oxford Cemetery, with military rites presented by the York County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the York YMCA, 90 North Newberry Street, York PA 17401 or to Cross Keys Village - Wellbrook Adult Day Care, 2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford, PA 17350.

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Published in York Daily Record from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2019.
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November 15, 2019
I knew Tip from Jackson elementary thru high school. He was a very nice gentleman . Prayers to his wife and family.
Jane Arnold
November 14, 2019
Tip and I were friends from junior high. Had many an adventure together. What a great friend. Lost touch when I left York in 1979. Saw him at a reunion party a few years back and caught up on life. God's peace to the family.
John Deininger
November 14, 2019
I worked at a local bank for many years and during that time I also worked with the legal community in York. One of my early remembrances was a fine man by the name of Himes. He had a young son by the name of Laurence ,Tip Himes who also became an attorney who I worked with for many years. He was honest trustworthy and loved changleges . He will be long remembered by all whoe knew him. Rest in peace my friend.

Ron Heilman
Ron Heilman
November 14, 2019
Dear Cindy,
Thoughts and prayers.
Fondly,
Norma shuff
November 13, 2019
I met Tip, in 1983, when my wife, and I, bought a building lot from his real estate partnership. He handled that transaction, and several more, for my family through the next 20 years. I also worked closely with Tip as he represented the bank, I worked for, on many bank related transactions. Throughout all of our transactions, he was the consummate professional and a fine gentleman. Tip was a proud veteran and, as someone who had spent much time in the military, we shared many tales of our military service. Tip was a good friend, a mentor and my go-to lawyer any time I had a legal question. His great wit, laughter and charming smile will be missed by so many. My condolences to his family, and to all who came to know, love and respect this fine man.
Jim Astor
November 13, 2019
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Tip was such a nice man. I had the pleasure of working with him for years. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
Kathi Ferstermann
November 13, 2019
Tip was a special friend who generously shared family history about the "Himes Mansion." It was through him that I was able to learn much about the house and family and preserve the legacy of the Himes family. May he rest in peace.
Patrick Sullivan
November 13, 2019
Rodessa Keasey
November 13, 2019
Tip was a great guy who had a great sense of humor. His love and compassion for his fellow man was legendary.My condolences to family and friends.
Eric Glusco
November 12, 2019
Cindy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Tip was one of a kind.
Barb Bruce-haines
November 12, 2019
It was a joy and privilege to know Tip. Through his humor, wit, and talent for finding out what makes people tick, he taught me both to develop thick skin and also to retain a soft heart for others. He did this not out of obligation but because of his inherent personal generosity. I am so sorry to learn of his passing and wish his family peace in this time.
Zach Eyster
November 12, 2019
so very sorry to read of Tips passing.We graduated together and he was always a great guy. Prayers and thoughts to his family.
Bonita Dietz Klinedinst
November 12, 2019
I met Tip at the YMCA and enjoyed my friendship with him since 1994. He was a true gentleman and treated everyone with respect. My sincere condolences to Tip's family.
-Steven Smith
Steven Smith
November 12, 2019
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Himes family as well as to his colleagues at GHHR. May happy memories bring you all peace at this time.
Amy & Dave Schanbacher
November 12, 2019
Tip was my boss for 16 years. He was ALWAYS kind and fair to me and to everyone else. They were some of the very best years of my life and I thank him for that. My heart goes out to Cindy and the "kids". He cared the most about you. I regret so very much that I will be out of town on Friday and will not be able to attend the viewing. I will be there in my heart.
Barb Sullivan
November 12, 2019
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November 12, 2019
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
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